Maproom has signed a number of release forms for TV production companies in recent years, and we were pleased to spot our London Street Map being used to good effect in the new BBC series Bodyguard last night.
Our map appears in a scene in which actor Gina McKee, playing Commander Anne Sampson of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, has a team tracking a terrorist cell online whilst police race through South London to try to stop the terrorists reaching a school.
The production team used one of our base map versions then added some moving coloured dots to signify the police car and terrorists’ van moving down Brixton Road.
The Bodyguard series is so far displaying itself a tightly woven fiction using many real locations, real BBC newscasters, and plausible events that echo the kind of real terrorist attacks we’ve experienced in the UK over the past decade. The tension ratcheting up in the first 20 minutes of Episode 1 made for compelling viewing, and we look forward to the rest of the series. We are hoping for further sightings of Maproom maps.
Maproom’s standard royalty free terms and conditions cover TV graphics, and we are generally able to sign release forms for specified TV and film titles without applying extra fees. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a specific map base or further guidance.